Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Update: Freshii/Flat Black Coffee Is Opening at Channel Center in Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood

[Ed Note: This article was updated on May 14 to reflect the fact that the new spot will be a hybrid business, with two places within the same space.]

A small but fast-growing chain of healthy quick-casual restaurants is going to be opening its second Boston location, with this one coming to one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city for dining.

According to a job post on the Craigslist site, Freshii is planning to open at Channel Center on A Street in the city's Fort Point area, joining an existing location on High Street in the Financial District. Based on the offerings at the chain's other locations, expect to see such items as soups, salads, wraps, burritos, wraps, rice and noodle bowls, and frozen yogurt at the new spot, and also expect it to be a "green" restaurant that uses biodegradable packaging and recycled paper.

[May 14 update: A Twitter post from Flat Black Coffee mentions that the new Freshii at Channel Center plans to open in "a few short weeks." Based on the post, it appears that this will be another collaboration between Freshii and Flat Black (the Freshii shop on High Street in the Financial District also has a location of Flat Black within it). Flat Black Coffee can also be found in a few other locations, including Dorchester's Lower Mills neighborhood.]

[June 5 update: Eater Boston states that the Freshii and Flat Black Coffee hybrid spot is now open at Channel Center.]

Freshii was established in Toronto in 2005, with its headquarters currently located in Chicago. The chain has about 75 restaurants in operation, with another 100 locations on the way. Its website is can be found at http://www.freshii.com/us